Open Thread: Eagles (Assistant) Coaching Buzz

Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson before their game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Photo | Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Doug Pederson. (USA Today Sports)

With Doug Pederson officially hired, we’ll update this thread as news of his assistant coaches trickles in.

6:00 — T-Mac confirmed the Schwartz news.

5:59 — Howard Eskin tweeted a couple of updates on Pederson’s position coaches.

5:12 — 6 ABC’s Jamie Apody is reporting that Jim Schwartz has arrived in Philadelphia and is expected to become the Eagles’ next defensive coordinator.

5:05 — ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky reports that the Eagles will have competition for Jim Schwartz if they indeed intend to make him the team’s defensive coordinator.

The Jaguars fired their defensive coordinator, Bob Babitch, in early January. And the Browns, who hired new head coach Hue Jackson last week, are building a new coaching staff. 4:23 — It appears Brad Childress will not leave Kansas City for Philadelphia along with Pederson.

4:01 — Will Jim Schwartz be Pederson’s defensive coordinator?

2:08 — Fletcher Cox weighs in on the 3-4 versus 4-3 debate.

1:38 — Jeremy Maclin tweeted his support for Pederson.

1:22 — According to’s Ian Rapoport, the Eagles plan to name Frank Reich the team’s offensive coordinator under Pederson.

11:09 — Pederson has landed in Philadelphia.

The Eagles are interested in Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator, but Anthony Gargano says the Giants aren’t going to let that happen.

Adam Schefter backed that notion up.

The Daily News reported that Frank Reich is a top candidate for the offensive coordinator gig. Jason La Canfora agrees.

Josh laid all the potential comings and goings of Eagles assistants this morning if you want to get caught up. Looks like Chip Kelly may have found his next defensive coordinator.

The former Bill Belichick assistant and Jets head coach was the Niners’ defensive coordinator this past season and has been with San Fran since 2013. We’ll continue to update as news trickles in.